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Glass containers are considered potentially dangerous objects by stadium officials and are therefore subject to being confiscated at the entrances to well-attended events in order to ensure crowd safety.

A. are therefore subject to being confiscated
B. therefore are subject to being confiscated
C. therefore they are subject to confiscation
D. they therefore may confiscate them to
E. may therefore be confiscated

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Glass containers are considered potentially dangerous objects by stadium officials and are therefore subject to being confiscated at the entrances to well-attended events in order to ensure crowd safety.

A. are therefore subject to being confiscated
Correct one, that keeps the parallelism and uses the right tense

B. therefore are subject to being confiscated
This is similar to A but breaks the parallelism "are X and are Y"

C. therefore they are subject to confiscation
Similar to B, it breaks the parallelism

D. they therefore may confiscate them to
This does not link well with the following part of the sentence

E. may therefore be confiscated
Break the parallelism

In my opion A, but I'm not sure
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Glass containers are considered potentially dangerous objects by stadium officials and are therefore subject to being confiscated at the entrances to well-attended events in order to ensure crowd safety.


Meaning analysis: 1. Glass bottles are very dangerous objects. 2. Glass bottles therefore need to be confiscated at the entrance to well-attended places.

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To me sentence correct as written. Because this is the only option that maintains //ism.
Therefore presents cause and effect in sentence. Cause: glass bottles are very dangerous objects. Effect: glass bottles need to be confiscated at the entrance to well-attended places. Both part of "and" starts with verbs "are" - fine.

A. are therefore subject to being confiscated

B. therefore are subject to being confiscated
(distorts initial //ism)

C. therefore they are subject to confiscation
(distorts initial //ism, "they" - makes this clause indended, but two IC is conneced with "and" no comma, hence "and" is in non-underlined part, this pronoun is wrong here, even if it unambuguesly refers to "glass containers", here between "subject to being confiscated" and "subject to confiscation" not much difference in meaning, both of them fine)

D. they therefore may confiscate them to
("they" distorts initial //ism as explained in (C), moreover "may" we don't need any probability here, everything is in simple presentence, this is the fact that glass containers considered dangerous, hece they subject to confiscation)

E. may therefore be confiscated
("may" distorts initial //ism as explained in (D) and wrong here)

A is the answer.

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But my concern is about the usage of "therefore" here in GMAT way.
I've googled and done some serach here in GC this one is the most interesting one--->
Per this explanation the usage of "therefore" in our 5 answer choices is correct according to the meaning, as it presents cause and effect, but I think wrong from grammar-punctuation stand point... (please read the link-->)

aragonn could you please explain more about "therefore" usage in GMAT?
thank you in advance!

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A. are therefore subject to being confiscated - use of being, might be or might not be correct. keep it on hold
B. therefore are subject to being confiscated - same as above
C. therefore they are subject to confiscation - they refers to glass containers or stadium officials?? wrong
D. they therefore may confiscate them to - same as above wrong
E. may therefore be confiscated - simple one, is in parallel with 'are considered' correct
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Glass containers are considered potentially dangerous objects by stadium officials and are therefore subject to being confiscated at the entrances to well-attended events in order to ensure crowd safety.

A. are therefore subject to being confiscated
B. therefore are subject to being confiscated
C. therefore they are subject to confiscation
D. they therefore may confiscate them to
E. may therefore be confiscated

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The underlined portion of the sentence contains a plural verb, so check for subject-verb agreement errors. The underlined portion of the sentence also contains the idiom subject to, so check for idiom errors. The plural are agrees with containers. The idiom subject to, however, should be followed by a noun. Being confiscated is a verb form, so the sentence contains an idiom error. Eliminate choice A and look for any obvious repeaters. Choice B is an obvious repeater because it also follows subject to with the verb form being confiscated. Eliminate choice B. Now, evaluate the remaining answer choices individually looking for a reason to eliminate each.

Choice C corrects the original idiom error by replacing the verb form being confiscated with the noun confiscation but introduces a pronoun ambiguity error. The plural pronoun they could refer to containers or officials, so eliminate choice C. Choice D corrects the original idiom error by rephrasing the underlined portion of the sentence as may confiscate, but also introduces a pronoun ambiguity error. The plural pronoun they could refer to containers or officials, so eliminate choice D. Choice E corrects the original idiom error by rephrasing the underlined portion of the sentence as may…be confiscated and introduces no new errors, so keep choice E.

Choice A: No. Subject to being is unidiomatic. Idiom.

Choice B: No. Subject to being is unidiomatic. Idiom.

Choice C: No. The pronoun they has no clear referent. Pronoun ambiguity.

Choice D: No. The pronoun they has no clear referent. Pronoun ambiguity.

Choice E: Correct.
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I am unable to understand why Option(A) is incorrect.

(Can I assume that there could be some Glass containers that are allowed and some are not, hence options E)
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GiuPao94 - please go through this link to know more on 'therefore'. Generally not very tested concept in GMAT, though.

https://ell.stackexchange.com/questions ... -therefore
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delta23 - AS OE has explained, A has idiom error. Any perticular reason why you have selected A? and can not eliminate it ? For the answer of 2nd doubt - with the use of word 'potentially' , we can come to the conclusion you have mentioned above. So yes that is why E can be an answer.
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daagh In option C there are two independent clauses, don't we need a comma before and?
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Bishal123456789 There's no rule that we need a comma when joining two independent clauses with "and." It's often a mistake to do so. We really only need the comma when it adds clarity. In any case, since C is out for other reasons, we don't need to worry too much about it here.
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